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Ravensbourne National Park

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by Cassandra Stephens (subscribe)
As a children's author, wife and mother of three, I love adventure, travel and all things creative. I'm a sucker for home reno shows and enjoy meeting new people. Visit my website at
Published June 2nd 2019
Lush landscape and beautiful birds
Ravensbourne National Park is heaven on Earth with glimpses of blue skies, dappled sunlight on moss covered trees, romantic canopies and a guaranteed escape from civilisation.

Located just 50 minutes drive North East of Toowoomba, as you drive up the entrance to the Blackbean day-use area, you'll be greeted by grassed picnic areas and a barbecue nestled amongst beautiful eucalypts and tallowood trees.

Tall trees tower overhead

Aviarist will delight in the bird watching opportunities with varieties such as picabeens, black cockatoos, kookaburras, finches and pidgeons.

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There is plenty to learn as you make your way on the circuit

There are three walking circuits to choose from that range in distance and difficulty.

We chose the Palm Creek track. It was hard not to be mesmerised by the sheer beauty of the landscape as we stepped across the sand and stone walkways, meandering through fallen trees and draping vines until we reached the sandstone overhang. Here we picnicked to the tranquil sound of birds chirping and leaves gently blowing in the cool breeze.

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The Palm Creek circuit has a number of steps and gentle slopes

There are a number of signs along the track to keep you on your path and if you look closely, you'll notice some of the trees have been signposted identifying their species.

Overall, Ravensbourne National Park was magical and I would recommend a visit to anyone who's up for the walk.
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Why? A magical escape amongst a lush landscape
When: All year round
Where: About 14km east of Hampton (32km north of Toowoomba) or 33km west of Esk via the Esk–Hampton Road.
Cost: Free
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Lovely photos Cassandra!
by Amanda I (score: 2|821) 1187 days ago
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